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April 2017 The Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre 1 Rankine Street Strathalbyn SA 5255 08) 85362 656 The Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre is in the former police station (built 1858) and courthouse (added in 1867). Features include several rooms set out in the style of the Victo- rian era, a room reflecting changes in health care over the years, and a courtyard with very high stone walls. From the courtyard, one can access the three jail cells. Displays in the re- cently refurbished courtroom focus upon the lives of the original inhabi- tants and upon the settlers who first came to the district. The Scottish influence is emphasised. In the yard is an extensive collection of farm machinery from the past, in- cluding an excellent example of a fur- phy, a blacksmith's shop, horse drawn vehicles and exhibits centering on the history of the local Emergency Ser- vices. Notable exhibits include an original horse works and the world- beating high technology solar cycle, the Solar Flare. The Centre also holds a large collection of books, photo- graphs and newspaper accounts of people and past events in Strathal- byn. National Trust MGB REGISTER EVENT From..Steve Spong T he MGB Register is holding an event on Sunday 18th June 2017 in conjunction with the Strathalbyn Heritage Centre. Jeanette Walsingham-Meath, an MGCCSA Member and a volunteer at the museum, has arranged for 20 MGs, of all types, to be displayed at the front of the museum. Later arrivals can find plenty of park- ing local to the museum. It will be a make your own way affair to arrive between 09.30 and 10.30 am. 3 club volunteers will be required as parking marshals at the museum. Please refer to the attached flyer for more details and for what is on offer on the day. 21